Solar Heat is the Wave of Nowâ€¦For your More Comfortable & Affordable Living.
Solar hot water systems use the sun's energy to heat water in liquid-based solar collectors; they typically are used along with conventional water heaters. A standard solar hot water system can provide about 50% of the water heating energy needs in a home.
It is a simple fact that daily sunshine provides enough power to sustain our energy needs. Our mission is to capture the energy of the sun to use it more efficiently. Although 54% of all sunlight is lost before it reaches the earthâ€™s surface, the sunlight that does reach the earth is about 200,000 times the total electrical energy generated every day.
Today, solar heating is becoming more important than ever before. Natural gas and oil, which are burned to heat our homes and water, are limited resources. As reserves of gas and oil shrink, these fuels become more expensive. However, if more people began using solar heating systems, fossil fuels such as oil and gas would become less expensive and last longer.
Burning natural gas and oil in our heating systems also causes air pollution. Even electric water and space heaters cause air pollution indirectly, because coal and natural gas are burned to produce electricity in large power plants. So if more people used solar energy to heat the air and water in their homes, our environment would be cleaner.
Additionally, solar panels have become far more aesthetically pleasing than earlier models. Home owners throughout the Chicago area agree that the installation of solar panels has not affected the aesthetics of their homes.
Solar water heating is one of the best ways to save money on your utility bill. You will also be doing your part to lessen our dependence on foreign energy while reducing green house gas emissions.
Solar water heating is a simple concept â€“ employing the sunâ€™s free and renewable energy source for water heating, space heating, and pool heating. Harnessing this free solar energy will deliver summertime savings of up to 85% and winter savings of up to 35% for a year-round savings of up to 60% on your utility hot water heating bill!
Solar water heaters offer long-term benefits that go beyond simple economics. In addition to having free hot water after the system has paid for itself in reduced utility bills, you will protect yourself from future fuel shortages and price increases. Solar heaters provide additional supplies of hot water for the entire family.
Solar water heaters do not pollute. By investing in one, you will be avoiding carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and the other air pollution and wastes created when your utility generates power or you burn fuel to heat your household water. When a solar water heater replaces an electric water heater, the electricity displaced over 20 years represents more than 50 tons of avoided carbon dioxide emissions alone. Carbon dioxide traps heat in the upper atmosphere, thus contributing to the greenhouse effect.